Q: Is an Argentinan Dogo a good dog to have with kids?
Hi, We live now close to Argentina and are looking for a good dog that is both a guardian and great with kids.
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Answer by iluvmyfrenchbulldogs
If raised with them they are fine, but they do have a slight tendency to be aggressive. Just be sure to socialize the dog as much as you possibly can.
Answer by texelgirl2
A. Dogo are bred for aggression, and unless you socialize them and train them from puppyhood up, the dog is very hard to handle. They are extremely strong and strong willed. You need the upper hand on them everytime. The dog is commonly used as Drug Cartel Gaurdians. Most dogs came into the United States without regard to the breed. You need to first find a very reputable breeder, one that will work with you hand in hand, then you need to have a understanding of the breed and type of dog, you should not be a first time dog owner, you need to be a strong, dedicated, and observant owner especially around your kids. After that the dog is and can be a stable wonderful addition to a family.
I have a Cane Corso/Pittbull mix who had a rough start in life, but with good training and handling he is adjusted and wonderful. He has been around children with no problems but I NEVER let him alone with them, or not observe them.
Scarlet you are lucky if you run into more than one Dogo other than your sisters, they are rare in the United states, very rare. Its a great thing you run into only well adjusted Dogos. I have not been so lucky, the few Dogos i have run into have been very aggressive, and maybe the orginally have been bred for Boar hunting. They were used mostly for gaurdians of Drug Cartels facilities and there families. Last time I check these guys were not boar hunting and dont want well adjusted dogs. I do know a few very good Dogo's, and am honored to know a great reputable breeder of wonderful stable Dogo's. Though on occasion even the best bred litter from great parents, sometimes produce a very aggresive pup. She doesnt sell these guys to anyone.
Answer by Stephanie S
If you want a dog who…
Is a large, muscular, mastiff-type dog
Has a short easy-care white coat
Thrives on vigorous exercise and athletic activities
Looks imposing, so makes an effective deterrent, yet is usually non-aggressive with people
Carries himself with a steady, dignified, impressive presence
A Dogo Argentino may be right for you.
If you don't want to deal with…
A large dog who takes up a lot of space in your house and car
A heavy dog who wants to sit on your feet, lie on your lap, and lean his weight against your leg
Vigorous exercise requirements
Rowdiness and exuberant jumping, especially when young
Destructiveness when bored or not exercised enough
Aggression or fearfulness in some lines, or when not socialized enough
Aggression toward other animals
Strong-willed mind of his own, requiring a confident owner who can take charge
Slobbering or drooling
An Argentine Dogo may not be right for you.
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